Lowrance Announces Outboard Pilot

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fishing can be more exciting: Credit Lowrance

 

Lowrance, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957— announced today its all-new Outboard Pilot for use with the Lowrance High Definition System (HDS) series. This easy-to-use autopilot system allows fingertip steering of the outboard engine— giving anglers an “extra hand,” so they can focus more on their fishing activity. Featuring integrated control froman HDS Gen2 orHDS Gen2 Touch, the Outboard Pilotcan be installed withhydraulic— or cable-steered outboard systems – all with commands coming directly from the HDS display.

Designed for single outboard set-ups on boats 30 feet or less in length, the Lowrance Outboard Pilot can steer to a selected heading, waypoint or along a route, as well as execute a selected turn pattern.Additionally, the Outboard Pilot allows users to create routes from saved trails with the touch of a button, giving anglers the ability to retrace previous tracks from a fishing area back to the dock.The new and innovativeLowrance HDS SmartSteer™ interface provides outboard control as well as the ability to controla MotorGuide Xi5 Pinpoint electric-steer trolling motor. This new steering interface – available with the free HDS 3.5 software update – allows anglers to easily switch between the Xi5 trolling motor and the outboard motorwith the push of a button.

“The Outboard Pilot is a game-changer for our inland and coastal Lowrance customers,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “It’s like giving anglers an extra pair of hands, just when they are needed most, and the HDS SmartSteer interface simplifies installation and saves considerable dash space.”

The Outboard Pilot is easy to install and configure -- right out of the box -- featuringall the required parts for a do-it-yourself solution. Other key features that simplify the Outboard Pilot installation include: a Virtual Rudder Feedback (VRF), which eliminates the need for a rudder position sensor, as well asplug-and-socket connections with no complex terminal wiring and a straightforward first-time installation guide. The complete system includes aPoint-1 GPS antenna
with heading sensor for extremely accurate and rapid boat position and heading updates, at any speed, as well as a dash-mountable Auto/Standby button that changes the autopilot from STBY to AUTO mode with one press.

The Lowrance Outboard Pilot will be available in November from authorized Lowrance dealers and distributors throughout the United States and Canada.Offered in hydraulic- or cable-steer versions, the Outboard Pilot is priced at a considerable value versus competitive solutions -- at $999 and $1,499, respectively. Both include the NAC-1 Autopilot Computer, Point-1 Heading and GPS Sensors and either the HELM-1 or PUMP-1 drive units. The free Lowrance HDS 3.5 software upgrade, featuring the SmartSteer interface is scheduled for release in August.

For more information on the Lowrance Outboard Pilot, the entire Lowrance line of marine electronics, or to locate an authorized Lowrance dealer, please visit www.lowrance.com.
 

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